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Sep 13

Tips for Expats, by Aspire – ABA Center Europe (ACE) Scenario: Sometimes problem behaviors, such as aggression, non-compliance, or property destruction, cause difficulty in reaching your child’s personal goals. While your child has expressed positive goals and desires for his own life. He wants to have friends to play with on the weekends, earn good

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Sep 9

TIPS By: Aspire-ABA Center Europe (ACE) This week, local schools are welcoming back students while some students are starting a new school for the first time. Expat families have additional adjustments related to starting a new school, in a new country, with new cultural considerations. For children who have difficulties with social skills, this transition

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Sep 4

TIPS By: Aspire-ABA Center Europe (ACE) Last week, we addressed how children learn differently and often have an affinity towards one type of learning style. To find out which learning style you or your child has, read more about the characteristics here. Once you’ve determined which style describes how your child best understands new information, you

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Aug 26

Research has shown that many children have an affinity towards a specific learning style, and areas that teach using these styles show the most educational growth. Even with this information, many schools are currently using a “one-size-fits-all” teaching methodology that can leave some gaps- and as a parent, you do not wish to see your

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Aug 18

Summer is slowly coming to an end and families are still making time for one more vacation before school starts again.  Traveling with kids can be difficult for any family, but those who have a child with behavior challenges, ADHD, Autism or a Sensory Processing Disorder may have added stress when it comes time to

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Aug 13

During times your child has a tantrum, many parents may wonder how they should cope with it. There are so many different theories and approaches about this. In my years of experience working with families and teenagers, I found 10 approaches the most helpful on how to deal with children’s tantrums. They have mostly derived

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Aug 4

New situations can be stressful to many people. For expat families, the difficult transition of moving to a new country is amplified if they have children or even more so, a child with special needs. The use of social stories is an approachable and effective way of helping children understand how to react to a

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Jul 28

“Imagine driving a car that isn’t working well. When you step on the gas the car sometimes lurches forward and sometimes doesn’t respond. When you blow the horn, it sounds blaring. The brakes sometimes slow the car, but not always. The blinkers work occasionally, the steering is erratic, and the speedometer is inaccurate. You are

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Jul 24

Have a child with behavior problems? Interested in ABA but want to know how behavior therapy can work with your child? If you are struggling with a child who doesn’t listen or has trouble attending, ABA therapy could provide a direct approach to improving skills like these. Here is an inside look at a typical

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Jul 14

The Netherlands offers a range of kid-friendly activities during summer. For expat families, taking day trips to organic farms or visiting a fairy tale themed amusement park can be especially captivating. In addition to parks and museums, there are activities that are specifically tailored to those with special needs: a wheelchair accessible campground or sensory

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